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Ilori Is On Trial For PPP Fraud So 5 IDs Shown In US Closing As Previous Conviction Cited

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SDNY COURTHOUSE, Oct 28– Adedayo Ilori is on trial for a scheme to obtain more than $7 million in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loans -- and also for identity theft, including for using a bank card in the name of a victim to purchase items as a Manhattan coffee shop.

  On October 26, 2022, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Judge Mary Kay Vyskocil was presiding over the trial, while videos of the coffee shop purchases were played for the jury. Inner City Press was there. 

  The manager of the coffeeshop identified Ilori waiting in line, then inserting the bank card; he was asked about Square records. Ilori's Criminal Justice Act lawyer asked about "non cold brew draft with an extra single;" he paused his cross examination to confer with his client, who gesticulated and pointed at the screen.

 Behind him were two U.S. Marshals. Ilori is in detention, also on violation of supervised release in another identity theft case before SDNY Judge Lewis J. Liman.  

On October 27, a Special Agent who executed the search warrant on Ilori's Long Island City apartment was on the stand. He testified how he observed Ilori drive away in a white Mercedes. Upstairs in apartment 1805, co-defendant Chris Recamier answered the door. He was told he would be arrested, and that giving his real name would make processing faster.

In the apartment, along with an air mattress, were a shredder and a scanner, and a bunch of IRS documents.

On October 28, the agent was still on the stand, authenticating files taken off an iMac, then reading text messages about false IDs for loans. The government's direct examination ran to 5 pm, so Judge Vyskocil told the jurors to return Monday at 9:30 for the cross examination, and then summations.

  She told them not to read anything about the case, which is standard, then when they left asked Ilori if he wished to stay for the charging conference. He said he did.

  Others, "non parties," were asked to leave the courtoom as Judge Vykocil said that a charging conference, like a bench conference, she would normally hold in the robing room. That's not the practice through the courthouse - as simple two examples, under Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein here and here under Judge Alison J. Nathan, now on the 2d Circuit -  but Inner City Press left, and reported out this story.

On October 31, the government's summation by the newest of the three AUSAs on the case used sides and charts to run through the charges, and seven reasons the jury is to find Ilori guilty, including Ilori's conviction for a similar fraud. Another chart cites his moving of money from Coinbase to Capital One accounts.

The trial continues - but only for a bit more.

This case is US v. Ilori, 21-cr-746 (Vyskocil)


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